« Mapex M Series Pro M »Published on 12/24/08 at 15:00
dont be fooled by shiny colours - i love my drums BUT mapex mmmm
1 the hardware is poor quality
2 the ply quality are poor uneven cheap cuts
3 the maple rings for the bass drums poor cheap ply cuts
they ll break/snap easily if your not careful
the hardware is pretty cheap and not interchangeable.
avoid anything below a saturn. - even so the lugs are still the same cheap quality as found on the m and pro m. and the maple rings too.
new - buy - gretsch catalina / or pacific these are pretty good cheap new models.
My advice is, if you want cheap and great buy a secondhand premier - APK. rock solid ! or pearl MLX, or a 70s rogers! all about £400 for a good one -many to be found on ebay and great sounding drums!
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